On this page you will find information about forthcoming YLG North West events:

Unconference 2019 – taking place in Manchester on the 21st September. Please see event programme below.

Unconference 2019 - 1

Unconference 2019-2

Unconference 2019-3

**New Event **      Tuesday 11th June 2019

Following the success of our Picture Books In The Pub discussions we’ve decided to add a bonus Carnegie Discussion evening to our programme of events. If you run a shadowing group or if you fancy seeing and participating in the kind of discussion that goes on around the Carnegie shortlisted books then please come and join us.

The meeting is intended to be informal (don’t worry if you’ve not managed to read all the books!) but with several past and present judges on hand we do manage to keep a close eye on the medal criteria.

We’re hoping to vote and decide on our own winner before the official medal announcement ceremony on Tuesday 18th June. Will we decide the same as the Judges or will the North West have its own favourite? Come and make your voice heard!

Carnegie 2019


New for 2019:

Picture Books in The Pub

Picture Books In The Pub


Have you ever wondered how CILIP’s Youth Libraries Group judges select the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal? Do you enjoy discussing books and particularly picture books?

Come and join an enthusiastic bunch of book lovers as we ‘shadow’ the 2018 Greenaway shortlist and decide who we think should win this coveted award. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. Whether you’ve followed the Greenaway Award in the past or want to try something completely new we can’t think of a better way to spend your Tuesday evening!

We’re meeting in the historic Bank Pub* on Mosley Street (once part of the original Portico Library). Our first meeting will coincide with the announcement of the shortlist on the 19th March and will take place every other Tuesday thereafter until the winners are announced in June. For our first meeting we are very lucky to be joined by our regional Greenaway Judge who will introduce the shortlisted titles and give us some insight as to why they were selected by the judging panel.

* Dinner & Drink Deal available from £9.95!












Read about our Carnegie and Kate Greenaway training event from October 2013 in a report by guest blogger Sharon Wagg.



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